February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
She flunked out of Medical College.
Wow, Calvin hates the operator NOW
Wait until he finds out that the Surgeon General doesn’t command an army.
Life before Google.
I agree with you hobbes
And the help desk won’t help you get explosives either.
But what of New York? I thought they were famous for their street carts.
Just remember, everybody…Calvin grew up by now and he is definitely on the Internet..
When I was younger, I called 411 and asked the operator what was the population of Pakistan.
Cant help but wonder what the operator said, perhaps, “there all the same”
Once called and asked how much a 32-lane bowling alley weighed, including balls…my bad.As for the difference in a wiener, hot dog, and frankfurter: give me one of each and I’ll prove there ain’t no difference at all!
Click here: Ziggy (April 7, 2008)
Here is Charlie Brown from the first year of Peanuts, followed by a later example. Compare the size and shape of his head.Click here: Peanuts (December 30, 1950)Click here: Peanuts (October 6, 1966)
I would eat all three!
“A Wiener is from Vienna; a Frankfurter is from Frankfurt; A hot dog is from California.”.Not quite. I live in Germany where they know their Wurst. If you go to Frankfurt, they they will think you are talking about a person who comes from there if you say “Frankfurter”. A real Wiener wurst is a slightly skinny (and about 10 inch) version of what is called a frankfurter in the U.S. A hotdog is the American invention of putting the sausage (wiener or frank) in a sliced bun designed specifically for the purpose. You can get them here too, by that name. Now, what’s the difference between a hotdog and a red-hot? Oh, and anyone else actually remember when the phone company provided “information” for free?
My parent’s first phone number had only four digits. Still remember them.Don’t remember MY first one though!! LOL
Wasn’t it Lucy Van Pelt who said “How can you tell the phonies from the realies?”
I wouldn`t feel very secure, when the operator is not a surgeon!
a hot dog is a dachsund in the summer, a wiener runs races, and a frankfurter lives in Frankfurt, of course
right you fraud…
You just got here, and already you are bashing one of the funniest and longest lasting posters. Go away until you learn some manners!
Try the information librarian at your local library—-if it’s still open, that is.
Hahaha. Good one hotDogsniff. But I think the information highway is closed to the weinermobile.
A Frankfurter is from Germany. That’s all I know.
Before the internet
weiners and frankfurters are basically meat (sorta of) where as a hot dog is a combination of a weiner and a bun.
A Hot Dog is from Coney Island. First sold around 1870. Other Claims include the Chicago Exposition (1893) and The St Louis World Fair (1904)
Hope this helps:http://wiki.name.com/en/Hot_Dog
No wonder the phone company does not hire very many operators now.
@Grainbelt:No, that’s an urban legend-my godmother is german and she’s from Frankfurt (am Main- which is the full german name-there are more than one Frankfurts)and she told me that in Frankfurt they have many sorts of sausages, but no Frankfurters! I’ve been in Frankfurt myself, too.
I never sausage a funny comic strip.
you know what they say about hotdogs, made from lips and butts (had to clean it up for the PG13 crowd).
And they ask “What number do you want?”
1. If I knew the number, I wouldn’t have to call them.
2. They don’t give out numbers like “What is the US budget deficit this year?” or “How many days are left in the year?”
Oh Calvin. Haven’t your parents taught you not to talk to strangers over the phone?
Love his rant in the 3rd Panel.
@Citizen GROG: Yes, it was Lucy talking to Charlie Brown about the phonies and the realies.
I think people in the U.S. stopped using the word frankfurter and sauerkraut during the WWII period.
Calvin needed to call the Think Tank headed up by Katherine Hepburn her very knowledgeable staff.
It’s gotta be rough, coming up with something unique and entertaining, on a daily basis. If I couldn’t do better than today’s strip, I wouldn’t bother. “Quality not quantity.”
a weiner is with mustard, a frankfurter is with Sauerkraut, and a hot dog is a sun-burned German Sheperd
Speaking of surgeons, Calvin is quite the cut-up…..
@john55155: Most of us are just here to enjoy Bill Watterson’s genius, share a few things with others, occasionally learn something, and enjoy each other’s company.
@Vonne Anton: (Private comment. Others please don’t listen.) Pssst…psst…..psssst……disagree……pssst…..psst.
Hon, welcome to the chat forum. :P
The difference is that wieners have no bun.
If your hotdog is made out of vegtables, soy, or tofu, its a fraudfurter.
It’s New York (not California) and it dates in the US back to 1870, the “proto hot dog stand” on Coney Island by a German immigrant (“Feltman” or something). Also it must be breaded, as in a roll, to become a hotdog. Until then it is a sausage (or weiner or frankfurter). – My great granddad’s time. Ya I’m a geezer myself.
I DON’T care what the diference is!!! I think hot dogs, even if they are called frankfurters or weiners, are GROSS!!!!I I don’t even like the sight of them. Who knows what’s in them.
it posts at these times: Eastern: 1AM. Midwest(gocomic time) 12AM. Mountain: 11PM. West:10PM.Alaska: 9PM. Hawaii: 8PM. You have to wait 10 extra minutes on the all for the new strip
Good answer Grainbelt. It might even be correct except for CA for the dog.